Ontario. Ministry of Finance

Site: Oshawa - Client Services Branch

Service: Ontario Guaranteed Annual Income System

Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name GAINS
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-866-668-8297 (1-866-ONT-TAXS)
TTY Phone 1-800-263-7776
Fax 1 866-888-3850
Website www.rev.gov.on.ca/en/credit/gains/
Social Media Twitter Twitter
Agency Information
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Primary Executive Hon Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance
Funding Provincial
Service Information
Description (Service) This program ensures a guaranteed minimum income for Ontario seniors.  
* provides monthly payments to qualifying pensioners on top of the federal Old Age Security (OAS) pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) payments 
* Ontario Ministry of Finance administers the GAINS program and Service Canada delivers the OAS and GIS for the Employment and Social Development Canada 
* for a list of OAS/GIS/GAINS payments, see the GAINS Benefit Rate Tables
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 65 year(s) and up 
You are eligible to receive GAINS payments if : 
* you are an Ontario resident, 65 years of age or older, and receive the federal Old Age Security (OAS) and the federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) 
* you are and have been a permanent resident of Ontario for the past 12 months, or you previously lived in Ontario for a total of 20 years after the age of 18 
* your total income from all sources is below the level guaranteed by the province 
You are also eligible to receive GAINS payments if you meet the criteria in the last 2 points above and: 
* you receive OAS and GIS benefits under the federal International Social Security Agreement program 
* and you have 10 or more years of Canadian residency
Application No application is necessary * if you meet the eligibility requirements, your benefits will be determined automatically based on the information the Ministry receives from Employment and Social Development Canada
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Oshawa
Address & Map
Michael Starr Building
33 King St W
Oshawa, ON L1H 8H8
View Google Map
Intersection Simcoe St S and King St E
Mailing Address c/o Client Accounts and Services Branch
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Taxonomy and Classification
Service Categories Guaranteed Income Supplement

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